Nazareth Hall, N3036
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113
Anna Rask Emison is a Biblical Studies alum of the University of Northwestern. She has been teaching Old and New Testament courses at Northwestern since 2017. Anna is currently working on her Ph.D. in Old Testament Theology via distance education at Union Theological College in Belfast, Northern Ireland; her advisor is Dr. T. Desmond Alexander.
While on a summer study trip to Jerusalem University College in Israel in 2011, as a UNW student, Anna felt called to pursue graduate work and confirmed her love for studying the Bible; she brings this passion to the classroom.
Her areas of interest include the Old Testament, especially the Pentateuch and Daniel. Anna’s newest work, Daniel: A Workbook, was published in 2019. This is an interactive workbook that accompanies the required Bible commentary for Northwestern’s exposition of Daniel course. It features comments and responses from University of Northwestern students.
- Pentateuch (Exodus and Numbers)
- Biblical Hebrew
- Daniel: A Workbook. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2019.
- Contributor and co-editor with Ardel Caneday and Greg Rosauer. For it Stands in Scripture: Essays in Honor of W. Edward Glenny. Saint Paul: University of Northwestern, Berntsen Library, 2019.
- Contributor and co-editor. Multiply, a discipleship training manual for Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN, 2017.
- “The Nature of Israel’s Rebellion in Amos 4:4—5.” In For it Stands in Scripture: Essays in Honor of W. Edward Glenny. Edited by Ardel Caneday with Anna Rask and Greg Rosauer. Saint Paul: University of Northwestern, Berntsen Library, 2019.
- Summary of John Goldingay, Daniel. Rev. WBC 30. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2019. For booksatglance.com.
- Summary of John A Beck, The Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Timelines. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2016. For booksataglance.com.
- Summary of Victor H. Matthews, The Cultural World of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015. For booksataglance.com.
- Summary of Tremper Longman III, Old Testament Essentials. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2014. For booksataglance.com.
- “In the Vast and Dreadful Wilderness: God’s Testing of Israel.” Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, Texas: November 14-16, 2023.
- “In the Vast and Dreadful Wilderness: God’s Testing of Israel.” Tyndale Fellowship Annual Conference, Hoddesdon, England, July 5-7, 2023.
- "Israel's Experience in the Vast and Dreadful Wilderness." University of Northwestern Scholarship Symposium, May 2023.
- “A Comparative Analysis of the Wilderness Complaint Stories in light of the Uniqueness of Numbers 20:1—13.” Evangelical Theological Society National Conference, Fort Worth, TX, November 2021.
- "A Comparative Analysis of the Wilderness Complaint Stories in Light of the Uniqueness of Numbers 20:1-13." University of Northwestern Scholarship Symposium, May 2021.
- "A Comparative Analysis of the Wilderness Complaint Stories in Light of the Uniqueness of Numbers 20:1-13." Upper Midwest Region SBL Conference, Spring 2021.
- "Amos 4:4-5 and the Nature of Israel’s Rebellion." Upper Midwest Region SBL Conference, Spring 2019.
- "Amos 4:4-5 and the Nature of Israel’s Rebellion." University of Northwestern Scholarship Symposium, Spring 2019.
- SetApart Virtual Conference: “Testing, Training, and Complaining in the Wilderness,” University of Northwestern - St. Paul, April 2023.
- SetApart Conference: “Equipped for His Calling,” University of Northwestern - St. Paul, March 4-5, 2022.
- Midweek Bible Study: “Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph,” Wooddale Church, October 5, 12, 19, 2021.
- “Family Matters Q&A Panel,” Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, July 4, 2021.
- “The Expansion of the World Christian Movement,” Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, October 25, 2019.
- Faith Radio, Reading the Bible Together: Unexpected: Five Women in the Lineage of Jesus Podcast and Study Guide (October-November 2023).
- Faith Radio, Red Letter Word Series: Women Jesus Encountered (November 16, 2022).
- Faith Radio, Old Testament Characters Series: Daniel (September 29, 2021) and Jonah (January 5, 2022).
- Faith Radio, Reading the Bible Together: Daniel Podcasts and Study Guide (September 2021).